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Address: Localita Poggio San Polo 2, 53013 Gaiole in Chianti, Italy
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+39 334 247 6098
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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TOSCANA MIA is Simonetta & Paola’s idea for cooking, tasting and...

TOSCANA MIA is Simonetta & Paola’s idea for cooking, tasting and language programs in Tuscany Chianti wine region and Florence. An authentic organic food Tuscan experience : Cooking, Markets, Gourmet Shops and Wine tasting. We are happy to welcome in a family ancient home. Food lovers, lovers of Tuscany, lovers of Italian food, lovers of Italy ,Travelling solo, with the family, with friends, for an anniversary ,birthday or for pure pleasure of travelling.

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Tuscan cooking

My husband and I had so much fun doing this cooking class! It was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Simonetta and Paolo were both so lovely and taught us how to make... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brigitte V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had so much fun doing this cooking class! It was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Simonetta and Paolo were both so lovely and taught us how to make homemade pasta, Turkey and gelato. The class is held in their home in Chianti and is very intimate and traditional. Thank you for such a great... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our cooking class April 25 2017. The sisters are great. Very friendly and easy to be with. Such intelligent ladies. The cooking class was a lot of fun. I've already recooked the meal we prepared and will use the carbonata recipe with turkey/pasta over and over. Thank you to Simonetta and Paolo. We enjoyed our time with you... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review and photos .It has been a pleasure to have you with us and we are so happy to hear you cooked the meal again .Keep in touch ! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience was great from start to finish.........from the initial booking, the directions, the warm welcome on arrival and then best of all the cooking (and eating!). Paola & Simonetta gave us a personal hands-on lesson and we enjoyed a lovely meal together afterwards. I highly recommend this experience.

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed the class and the organization. We hope to have you back again soon! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tuscany is everything and more was seen in pictures for years Toscana in the heart of the beautiful Chianti region, blends in perfectly Simonetta and Paolo where fantastic Full of local and great history of Italy They know and love their region The cooking classes was a great deal of fun. Everyone gets involved I went to be engaged with... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Proprietario at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thank you very much.We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and your time in our beautiful Tuscany and Chianti ! More 

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I had a life long dream to go to a cooking school in Tuscany. My precious husband turned my dreams into a reality. We wanted a private family business, in an authentic Italian home in a small Tuscan village. Toscana Mia was exactly what we were looking for. Simonetta and Paula are friendly, proffesional and very well organised. We were... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review. It is thoughtful compliments like these that makes all our efforts seem worthwhile .We hope to have you back again !Thanks to your husband who made it possible ! More 

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Both my husband and I signed up for a 5 hour cooking/eating class with Paola and her sister Simonetta in the beautiful Chianti area. What I like the best was there was only five of us and both the sisters spoke very good english and it was a small group - only five of us so it was a lot... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your words and for enthusiasm for all what we cooked and ate together !!! and if GPS is not perfect there are always our written direction we send in the Confirmation . More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A fantastic experience cooking in Tuscany . Traditional methods. We had 3 sessions. We went to learn traditional methods and we did. We learnt all about Chianti Classico and toured Chianti , , , beautiful

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the review and compliments.We wish you're still enjoying the cooking and the wine. Sincerely, Simonetta & Paola de'Mari More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

As a bucket list item that I wanted to check off for my 50th birthday, my wife and I headed to Tuscany for a week. We wanted to explore the countryside, stay at a winery (Poggerino), and take some cooking classes in true Tuscan style. We found Toscana Mia after much searching and we were glad we did! Toscana Mia... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Sincerely thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice and precise review .We are so glad we did really share with you our passion and hope you are enjoying our recipes with your family and friends. Sincerely, Simonetta & Paola de'Mari More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

What a wonderful way to spend a morning - cooking, sipping wine and then eating our creations. This is a great cooking course and what made it most special is that we were in Simonetta's and Paola's home learning the authentic way of cooking Italian food and then sat around the family kitchen eating with their family. Fantastic !

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

We as a family are always so happy to welcome people like you who enjoy cooking ,eating and sipping. Thank you so much for your words. sincerely, Simonetta & Paola de'Mari More 

Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

My partner and I did the cooking class with Paola and Simonetta, alongside 4 others and it was so wonderful! The sisters welcomed us into their home, answered all kinds of questions we had about the region and cultural practices, worked with our preferences and requirements (e.g., I wanted to learn how to make pasta from scratch but one of... More 

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Simonetta e Pao... d, Owner at Toscana Mia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us.We hope you're still cooking Italian! Sincerely, Simonetta & Paola de'Mari More 

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